Avenged Sevenfold's name is taken from one of the stories in the Bible. Although it takes its name from the Bible, M. Shadows acknowledges that his band is not too religious or aims to spread a religion or belief to the fans needed to pressure political.
In his journey, Avenged Sevenfold had changed the flow of metal-core becomes more toward alternative metal. Rumor says this is because the vocalist, M. Shadows had to undergo surgery due to his vocal cords are torn due to scream too loud at a concert. But in every interview opportunity, Avenged Sevenfold often deny the truth of this rumor. Flow changes that they do more because they so enjoyed doing experimental in music and want to perform the evolution in their musical style and flow.
Avenged Sevenfold has a recording symbol called "Deathbat". The emblem was designed by a friend during their high school, Micah Montague. This symbol always appears in every concert and almost always there in every album.
Their first album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet was recorded when they were 18 years old. The album was released by Good Life Recordings label, but after guitarist Synyster Gates Avenged Sevenfold entry, the album was re-released by Hopeless Records label. The track "To End The Rapture" was also re-recorded, this time is added to the guitar Synyster Gates. And finally released in July 2001. Although playing bass in the recording of the album is Justin Sane formation, but the bass player listed in the CD Daemon Ash skin is. This is because just before the process of mixing the album, Justin Sane removed from the band and was replaced Johnny Christ. Until now there has been a known cause of expulsion from the band's Justin Sane.
In 2003, they released a full-length of their second album, titled Waking The Fallen. This album sold 175,000 copies in the United States and reached number 12 in the Independent Album Chart in the United States.
Their third album, City of Evil, released in 2005. The album is one of the most successful album of Avenged Sevenfold. Tersebat album even had time to occupy position 30 in U.S. Billboard Chart and sold over 730,000 copies in the United States alone. At that time the United States is saturated with hip-hop and pop are rampant, and Avenged Sevenfold released their album City of Evil precisely on June 8, 2005. Bat Country singles hits the track metal / rock that dominated the first MTV TRL. They popularized the guitar solo back with a duet guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance really heats moshpit area. The album was certified gold and won the title of Best New Artist in a Video at the MTV VMA 2006 for the song Bat Country.
In 2007, they re-spawn a new album titled Avenged Sevenfold. In his debut in the United States, the album was ranked fourth in the Billboard 200. This album sold 94,000 copies in the United Serikut within one week after its release. Beginning in August 2007, they underwent their Asia Pacific tour, and had stopped in Indonesia and played their first song in public. Song called Almost Easy is getting rave reviews from fans around the world. When the punk band Jogjakarta Endang Soekamti didaulat be opening.
In 2008, they participated as headliners at the Taste of Chaos tour with Bullet for My Valentine, Atreyu, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot. When the tour, they recorded a DVD containing six new songs they are.
And in 2008, they released an album that contains live concert recording them in Long Beach, Calif., titled Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough.
M. Shadows - vocals
Synyster Gates - guitar melody, piano, vocal
Zacky Vengeance - rhythmic guitar, vocals
Johnny Christ - bass, vocals
The Rev - drums, percussion, vocals, piano
A characteristic that can be enjoyed in every musical andda they are a melodic singing and screaming, storming hardcore riffs and drum-beats. In terms of musicianship, Avenged Sevenfold much influenced by bands such as Pantera, NOFX, Misfits, Guns N 'Roses, Metallica, Dream Theater and Iron Maiden.
They tend to play aggressively on the nuances of vocals, guitar, and drums (bass remains static). With the touch of a dynamic, not hard or later, they still use the remarkable harmony and composition regularly. Call it the songs are a little melow, such as Seize the Day and Dear God, his guitar still in the drop Dm as well as most metals. Then, his trademark in addition to the composition and the drop, sweep picking nuances Syn insert (arpeggios) in almost all the songs. The beauty of sweep picking, combined with chromatic, slides, and other techniques can we hear in the song The Wicked End. And besides, do not forget to bring a touch of acoustic-like atmosphere in Hawaii, we can hear in the song Sidewinder. But, one more characteristic that is never separated from them, Syn and Zacky menduetkan guitar, wearing a double bass with a tempo that was several times the beat than usual.
Justin Sane - Bass
Dameon Ash - Bass
Matt Wendt - Bass